The French bourse scolaire is a need-based financial aid program administered by the French government to assist French citizens with educational expenses at accredited French schools outside of France.

Families who are registered with the Consulate in San Francisco and whose children are French citizens may apply for the bourse if their child is three years of age or older before December 31 of the year for which they are applying. Eligible families are asked to apply for the bourse before applying for financial aid through FAIS. The French government establishes its own criteria for awarding the bourse. 

The deadline for 2019-20 bourse scolaire has been announced. Please submit your bourse scolaire packets to the FAIS Front Office before February 14, 2019 for verification and forwarding to the Consulate. This will allow time for families to obtain any documents they may be lacking. The Consulate deadline is March 1, 2019.

You can find specific information and application criteria about the bourse scolaire on the Consulate website.

For further details, you may consult FAIS Lower School Assistant Evelyn Farez at (503) 292-7776 x331 or the Affaires Sociales, Service des Bourses at the Consulat Générale de France à San Francisco, Myriam Loury,   (415) 616-4913.